Here is my courgette bread recipe – easy and simple – perfect for a first time bread baker – and doesn’t even require a bread maker machine. I must admit it was a touch time consuming, what with all the proving time, but the result was well worth the wait. I made this as an accompaniment to a soup dinner thrown by some friend. I made caramelized onions for the first time to put into this bread, and they were delicious too – much tastier than the shop-bought version.


  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 small courgette, grated (180g)
  • 7g yeast (individual sachet)
  • 150ml warm water (plus an additional 25ml if needed)
  • 1 small onion, caramelized


1. Put the flour, grated courgette and yeast in a mixing bowl

2. Make a well in the middle and add 150ml of warm water and caramelized onion. Mix well and add the extra water if needed. Knead on a floured board

3. Place the dough in the mixing bowl and cover the bowl with clingfilm which has been brushed with a little oil on the inside (this stops the risi

ng bread from sticking to the clingfilm). Leave in a warm place to ‘prove’ for 30-40 minutes until well-risen

4. After 30-40 minutes, knead the bread again and then place the dough in a lightly oiled loaf tin. Cover the tin with clingfilm which has been brushed with a little oil on the inside. Leave in a warm place to ‘prove’ for another 30 minutes. Meanwhile turn on the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (gas mark 4)


5. Pop the loaf tin into the pre-heated oven for approx. 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Add some olive spread or smidge of butter to serve

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Annemarie Aburrow

Annemarie graduated from the University of Southampton in 2003 with a first class honours in Physiology with Nutrition. She went on to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics at Cardiff Metropolitan University, leading to registration as a Dietitian. Between 2005 and 2013, Annemarie worked for the NHS in a wide variety of clinical and community roles. More recently, she has specialised in health promotion and prescribing support. She has particular experience in obesity management (both adults and children), diabetes, nutrition for the under 5s and nutritional supplement prescribing. In 2013, Annemarie left the NHS to set up her private practice 'Expert Dietitian'. She now works as a freelance Dietitian, offering private consultations in Hampshire, telephone and Skype appointments, corporate nutrition consultancy and bespoke training. She has a growing portfolio of project work, including working with her local council to provide nutrition training and expertise to Early Years settings, article writing, work with schools and running training/workshops. Annemarie is a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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